I was taking electronics engineering classes in college when I first learned about Nikola Tesla. He required nine napkins when he sat down to dinner. Edison would probably have brushed him off, but he was shorthanded when Tesla showed up. Learn more about the man that has often been ignored in the history books. This lecture delivered to the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in Columbia College, N. In this 1915 text Tesla applies the mechanical theory of life to the greater events of the time such as the war and the earthquake in Italy. Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control.
The ways that humans learned to use raw materials to create activity and resources set the stage for the most compelling and life-altering phase of the modern era, the Industrial Revolution. He cultivated rich and famous friends. It seems any mention of Nikola Tesla must be accompanied by a few obligatory proverbs - he was a genius, he transformed the world, he was ahead of his time, etc. It's one of the best-loved works by Nikola Tesla. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Edison said that ninety percent of genius was knowing what wouldn't work. This audiobook is the definitive biography of the man that is considered a true wizard of science.
In fact a friend who also listened to Pynchon is following up Tesla. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. But few people know that he was more than a great inventor. This work has been compiled and republished as a stand-alone book several times under different names, but has been a cause of some controversy due to some versions deviating from the original text without explanation. It would take Napoleon's earth-shattering quest to conquer Europe to scatter the five brothers to the four winds, but when the dust of war settled, there was a Rothschild brother and a Rothschild bank in five cities. Tesla: Man Out of Time is an in-depth look at the seminal accomplishments of a scientific wizard and a thoughtful examination of the obsessions and eccentricities of the man behind the science. That was poor advice for the wild Serbian cowboy who rode behind Tesla's urbane front.
He makes everything seem so profound. Written by Nikola Tesla at the age of 63, this autobiography is a fascinating glimpse into the interior life of a man who may have contributed more to the fields of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead, a man certainly possessed of genius, and one who some consider the most important man of the 20th century. The Discovery of the Tesla Coil and Transformer 5. His lucid presentation of this information transcends partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He expands further on the reactions of this theory he felt has held strength for too long and introduces his own revolutionary alternative. It gives us a glimpse into Tesla's enthralling life in his own words.
He is credited as the person who inspired the invention of radios, robots and even the radar. The Art of Telautomatics Genres:. It reveals his impassioned inner life and his secret love for Karina, the muse no one else can see who brings him life-altering inspirations. The marriage between the two was not made in Heaven. He fully discredits the Hertz theory and explains that the real Hertz waves die out even after traveling a short distance. Drawing on letters, technical notebooks, and other primary sources, Munson pieces together the magnificently bizarre personal life and mental habits of the enigmatic inventor.
Some options may not respond on your device or your device may not remember your settings for various reasons. My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla Audiobook free download This popular and renowned History audio book is now available for free download from , Deezer, und in high quality from Audible as well. Yet, he overcame, and used his special abilities and strong educational background to make electricity the servant of man. Marc Seifer also covers in depth the interaction between Edison, Bell, Westinghouse and investors such as J. Cooper tells of the assassination of John F.
Edison and Rayleigh were great men indeed, but Tesla helps us see that there's no formula for calling up the muse of invention. About This Website This text is available at several other websites, but I've added several unique features to make this website the most user friendly and informative. This audiobook covers the war of currents and the individual lives of Tesla and Edison. His most advanced ideas went unrecognized for decades: forty years in the case of the radio patent, longer still for his ideas on laser beam technology. I've added additional information to selected words and names. Although penniless during his later years, he never stopped imagining. This particular audio book has been masterfully crafted to provide the best possible listening experience from the narration down to the details of audio editing.
Tesla was born in Yugoslavia and educated in Prague, but he came to the United States in 1884 when he was 28. The University of Houston's College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. It gives an overview history of Serbia and surrounding countries. But the Seifer book is enjoyable enough to listen to leisurely, but detailed enough to hold my scientific interest. If you like the features I've added, please let other people know about this website by posting a link to this page www. Nikola Tesla: inventor or magician? In the early 1900s, he designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, death-ray weapons, and interstellar communications.
I thought it strange that Tesla had contributed so much to the world, yet he's virtually unknown to most people. Tesla didn't enjoy the high honors bestowed on so many of his contemporaries, yet he enjoyed the power of knowing that it was his inventions that were powering the world, literally. We're fortunate that Tesla's autobiography has survived the decades. After reading My Inventions I discovered that Tesla was quite eccentric, he had a good sense of humor and he was quite a ladies man although he never married. There, one man and his five brilliant sons made their fortune as court agents to a royal prince.
It was Tesla's theories, patents, and experiments that would pave the way for the digital, wireless world we are so familiar with today. An astute self-promoter and gifted showman, he cultivated a public image of the eccentric genius. In covering the education of Tesla the author also introduces the reader to the professors that influenced him. This clear, authoritative, and highly enjoyable biography takes account of all phases of this remarkable life. He starts by applauding the trend of artists and men of different educational backgrounds to show an ever growing interest in the electrical and physical sciences and truth available in the studies of the day.